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Matcha: Queen of Green Tea

25 May

by: Pangea

Green tea has earned critical acclaim as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that feeds the skin a rich array of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and amino acids. Matcha, the queen of all green teas, offers these amazing features times ten! Why is Matcha so much better than your average green tea?

Because it is made of whole ground tea leaves as opposed to an aqueous infusion (i.e. watered down version) of green tea. Matcha’s tannins help build and strengthen collagen, thus firming and toning the skin and significantly improving its elasticity. Matcha’s antioxidant components consist of a special group of polyphenols called catechins, which are extraordinarily potent and plentiful. The health benefits of catechins have been studied extensively and have demonstrated far greater antioxidant protection than both vitamins C and E, possibly because of their ability to penetrate cells so effectively. They help protect the skin from UV damage, prevent collagen breakdown, increase immunity, and boost detoxifying enzymes to promote skin clarity and improve its overall health and well-being. Matcha’s anti-inflammatory components are found in its caffeine which combines with its polyphenols to deliver bionic beautifying benefits! These anti-inflammatories aid in healing acne, rosacea and eczema; they help reduce redness, puffiness and swelling, and can even help prevent the permanent destruction of tissue, helping to reverse the hands of time. There’s a good chance Matcha was Wonder Woman’s choice tea. It’s ours.

From Vanity Fair’s Beauty Blog:
“During the month of May, [Vanity Fair] Beauty brings you our favorite green picks that will keep you pampered from head to toe. […]Once a week, we detoxify, cleanse, and exfoliate our skin with Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask.

Synergy of Land and Sea. This multi-award-winning mask embodies the essence of our approach to Ecocentric Skincare. Skillfully blended to incorporate a holistic approach to beautiful skin, our mask includes a diversity of sustainable elements. Forest, mountain, desert, and sea-derived botanicals in their bioactive forms provide essential nutrients – all in one fell swoop! Using this mask just once will noticeably improve the quality, tone, and texture of your skin – you’ll be amazed at how soft, glowing, and radiant your skin will be.


Pangea’s multi-purpose mask relies on nothing but nature to provide you with the best in beauty. Green and white clays work together to help restore, balance, cleanse, and detoxify; four sea vegetables re-mineralize, hydrate, and oxygenate cells; sugarcane serves to exfoliate, unclog pores, and stimulate the production of elastin and collagen; acai and goji berry extracts lend their extraordinary super-powers as antioxidants, functioning as regenerative “food” for the skin; jojoba and sunflower seed oils nourish and moisturize; three teas are employed in both whole leaf and extract forms to ensure maximum potency for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and energizing effects; and a harmonious blend of extremely concentrated herbal extracts and essential oils further nurture the skin and senses.

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Pangea And Sephora New BFF’s

19 May

Sephora Has a Crush on Pangea…
(Ok, Well, Maybe Just on Joshua But We Still Feel the Love!)

by Cheryl Locke

Dreamy do-gooder and Pangea Organics founder Joshua Onysko built his company on social responsibility. It makes us rest easier at night to think that the our fave Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask was made by content employees receiving living wages.

We called this boy wonder, age 32, out of his garden to discuss everything from his veggie burger of choice (the one at San Francisco’s Plant Café) to his company’s commitment to women in developing countries.

Pangea Gets Its Good Sense From Nature Picture courtesy USA Today 
Beauty and the Blog: Why don’t you start by telling us what consumers should know about skincare?

Joshua Onysko: Skin is your largest organ. What you apply to it is an accoutrement to your diet. It’s important to feed your skin.bSkincare is no longer about concealing and hiding. It’s about establishing a long-term ritual. You can prevent and prolong wrinkles for an extreme amount of time with nourishing ingredients. At Pangea, we take nature and reconstruct it for the skin so that the nutrients are bio-available on a cellular level. We call it alchemy.

BATB: Like witchcraft?
JO: Not quite. Our modern day alchemy takes botanicals, oils, and lipids and reconstructs them for really strong benefits for your skin and results you can see and feel. Take Vitamin C as an example. What a lot of people don’t know is that the molecule is too big to penetrate pores. It’s not really absorbed into you. Some brands use another version called ascorbic acid, which is chocolate brown, yet they produce creams that are white. That’s a dead giveaway. The Pangea solution: Eat an orange.

BATB: Many of us already know your products are non-synthetic but what we don’t know is Pangea’s philanthropic work.
JO: For the last year, we’ve been collaborating with Women for Women International, a non-profit organization that helps women survivors of war. We got involved after learning some startling facts. 87% of food is grown by women, which would be fine except for the fact that only 1% of land is owned by women. It’s extremely difficult to build the infrastructure. Pangea wanted to help Women for Women [International] rebuild lives through education and job skills training.

BATB: Do you support other organizations?
JO: We pick and choose as we see fit. Fourteen years ago, I was at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where I met Jane Goodall and was blown away by her passion and over 50 years of working with local communities. Her work is not only with primates. We support her Roots & Shoots program, which educates youth on their local ecosystems.

BATB: Your company is just as locally conscious. What’s an average day like?
JO: Just yesterday, the seeds for our garden came in the mail. We call them seeds of change and we’re going to grow them in our 3000 square feet garden outside the office.

BATB: What’s in your garden?
JO: What’s not in our garden! Arugula, fennel, chilies, kale, sweet corn. I’ve decided that we’re going to run a sustainable company from the inside out.

BATB: And, what does the man who is set out to make the world a better place – one bar of soap at a time – do for his morning grooming routine?
JO: I wake up and shave; I mix dime-sized amounts of shower gel and body lotion. When I’m done, there’s toner and depending on the season Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate Balancing Oil for an extra protective barrier. And three times a week, I use a scrub.

Learn more about Women for Women International at http://www.womenforwomen.org/ and Roots & Shoots at http://www.rootsandshoots.org/.

Posted by Cheryl Locke on Sephora’s Blog: